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Your Home’s Fall Checklist

Your Home’s Fall Checklist

It’s time to prepare your home to withstand winter’s frosty bite. Fall is the perfect time to take care of the little things that can make a big difference for you and your home. Most of the tasks listed below are well with-in the average person’s ability. But even if you choose to have a […]

Five Home Trends That Are Huge so Far in 2018, According to Pinterest

Five Home Trends That Are Huge so Far in 2018, According to Pinterest

It might be time to give your space a spring refresh. By MARISA SPYKER While some things in our homes might last a decade, a lifetime, or even beyond, others change as swiftly as the seasons—and that’s where trends come in, delivering us the inspiration we need to add a healthy dose of spice (or […]

How to Prepare to Buy a Home: First, Use This Checklist

How to Prepare to Buy a Home: First, Use This Checklist

As everyone knows, a house is not an impulse purchase; you can’t just waltz in and declare “I’ll take it!” Long before you get to making that offer (on paper, through your real estate agent)—and even before going to your first open house—there are a ton of things to do and to prepare. Overwhelmed? Here’s a checklist […]

Getting Organized in 2018

Getting Organized in 2018

By Maureen Feighan, The Detroit News There’s a reason professional organizer Jen Heard has taken graduate level psychology courses. If getting organized is tops on your New Year’s resolutions list, local organizers say putting simple systems in place to get organized — and stay organized — is a key to success. And always purge what […]

6 Great Tips to Keep Pipes From Freezing

6 Great Tips to Keep Pipes From Freezing

By Erin Eberlin Updated December 12, 2017 Cold temperatures can cause pipes to freeze. Many landlords are afraid they will get this call from a tenant during the winter months. There are, however, steps you can take to prevent this problem. Learn six tips to keep the pipes on your property from freezing. The Facts […]

Tips for buying or selling a house in the winter

Tips for buying or selling a house in the winter

By Jonathan Fox December 13, 2016 Winter can be a particularly challenging time to buy or sell a house. If you’ve spent a year or more in Washington, you are familiar with the seasonal swings we experience — from sweltering heat and humidity during the summer, to the dark and dreary days of winter. With […]

Top 10 real estate tips for the fall

Top 10 real estate tips for the fall

KATIE DOYLE @KATISLAFEVIS SEPTEMBER 12, 2017  in REAL ESTATE High demand and low interest rates continue to drive housing sales this month. While home prices for starter-to-midrange homes are pushing upward toward pre-recession peaks, especially in secondary markets, they’re stabilizing in higher-priced areas. Prognosticators see the robust markets of Seattle, Portland and Denver as this year’s top […]

Do’s and Don’ts for Buying and Selling a House

Do’s and Don’ts for Buying and Selling a House

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff explains. By Susie Gharib June 21, 2017 Summer tends to be the season for home buying and selling, but buyers beware. It’s a sellers market, at least according to Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. He says home prices are up and the number of homes for sale is in tight supply. Rascoff […]

To Buy or Rent a Home? Weighing Which Is Better

To Buy or Rent a Home? Weighing Which Is Better

Your Money By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD  APRIL 1, 2016 Rob Austin and his wife, Natalia, have a 10-month-old son, healthy incomes and plenty of cash in the bank for a down payment on a house. But they are happily renting a townhouse in Pasadena, Calif., with no plans to buy for now, given the frothy prices […]

5 Tips for Finding the Best Mortgage Lenders

STEVE NICASTRO June 30, 2017 When you buy a home, you’re in it for the long haul. You’ll have a mortgage payment for 15, 20 or 30 years, after all, so it’s smart to shop around to find the best mortgage lenders out there. Keep reading for tips on how to shop around.   How […]